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AB-2141 Pupil attendance: truancy: referrals for prosecution.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


SECTION 1.

 Section 48297 is added to the Education Code, to read:

48297.
 (a) (1) A state or local agency conducting a truancy-related mediation or prosecuting a pupil or a pupil’s parent or legal guardian pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 48260), this article, Section 48454, Section 270.1 or 272 of the Penal Code, or Section 601 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, as applicable, shall provide, using the most cost-effective method possible, including, but not limited to, by electronic mail or telephone, the school district, school attendance review board, county superintendent of schools, probation department, or any other agency that referred a truancy-related mediation, criminal complaint, or petition with the outcome of each referral. For purposes of this section, “outcome” means the imposed conditions or terms placed on a pupil or a pupil’s parent or legal guardian and the acts or actions taken by a state or local authority with respect to a truancy-related mediation, prosecution, criminal complaint, or petition.
(2) This subdivision shall apply to, but is not limited to, the referrals referenced in Article 5 (commencing with Section 48260), this article, Section 48454, Sections 270.1 and 272 of the Penal Code, and Sections 601, 601.2, and 601.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to determine the best evidence-based practices to reduce truancy. Nothing in this section is intended to encourage additional referrals, complaints, petitions, or prosecutions, or to encourage more serious sanctions for pupils.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.